Getting to know Barbados
Welcome to Barbados home to beautiful seascapes that provide the perfect location for a destination wedding, sport activities, wellness and duty free shopping. Bridgetown has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you love historic churches, Barbados has over 100 to visit. Barbados is predominantly Anglican. Bridgetown is the capital city with Oistins in the south and Holetown and Speightstown in the west. Camouflage clothing is not excepted on the island. The island of Barbados is only 166 square miles, so very easy to get around.
More About Barbados
Duty free shopping is exempt from import duties and VAT. Barbados is a health & nature haven with year round sunshine.
Visitors to Barbados are required to travel with a valid passport
Language – English
Airports – Grantley Adams International (BGI)
Currency – Barbados dollar (BDS) US dollars are widely accepted at most restaurants, hotels, shops as well as credit cards.
Electricity – 110 Volts AC and 50 cycles. Outlets tend to be 2 flat prongs.
Water – You can drink water from the tap anywhere on the island.
Transportation – Driving is on the left hand side of the road. A valid Canadian driver’s license is required to rent a car. Taxis, cars and moped are available to rent.
Activities to do
- kite surfing
- swim with turtles
- paddle boarding
- Atlantis submarine
- horse racing
Things to see
- Nicholas Abbey
- The Barbados Museum
- Harrison’s Cave
- The Flower Forest
- Andromedia Gardens
The Trade winds offer a fairly consistent cool breeze to the island. The average temperature is around 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Barbados has two season dry (winter & spring) a bit cooler temperatures with less rain, and wet season (summer & autumn) with higher temperatures and more rain.
The average daily rainfall is less than 1/4 inch making it an ideal location to visit year round. Weather can change several times in a day here. It may offer the occasional shower but shouldn’t spoil your activities.
Why Visit Barbados
Barbados is the ideal location for historic places, weddings, wellness, meetings & incentives, with many accommodation’s from villas & condos to hotels & resorts.